Sampleface’s World Cup Playlist

We’ve compiled a special World Cup playlist with songs from every nation in the tournament. The advantage of having run this blog for 6 years is the countries we’ve covered in that time. We still have some gaps to fill but in the meantime, celebrate the tournament starting on Friday with our special World Cup playlist. It features music/artists from every nation so you won’t…

b0nds – Brazil

b0nds takes a trip to South America with his new tape, Brazil. You can’t go wrong with a Brazilian sample and b0nds put his beat making skills to the test when he dug through the crates of Brazil. Stand out tracks include Misty, Birds, and Favela. Aproveite! Stream it below.

EXCLUSIVE: Brazilian Mix [2016 Olympics Edition]

We asked our friend Stephanie Vaughn aka Softjunebreeze aka Stepholonious aka Rap Game Simone Biles to put together a Olympic Games mix. This is what she came up with. We’re grateful to know some incredibly talented people, so we reached out to one such individual to compile a Brazilian mix for the Olympics. Now, we’re a week late but I’ve been ill and since the…

REdefinition – Bahia Affair EP

The trio known as REdefinition (Mecca:83, Buscrates 16-bit Ensemble & DistantStarr) provide a preview mix for their upcoming project, Bahia Affair. Whether it’s that time of year or the fact the World Cup is being held there, Brazil and its music is of heightened importance over the past few months. Should you be mourning the end of the World Cup come August time, REdefinition have the perfect…

21 Ways to Become the MacGyver of E-Digging

We gave you a list of 26 “e-digging” channels to find samples but now we have 17 more places to uncover some online gems. Like it or not, searching the internet for records or samples – or “e-digging” – is becoming a widespread phenomenon amongst the music production community. Noisey ran an article called Dusty but Digital: How Producers Went From Crate Digging to Youtube Surfing detailing the growing…

NEW MUSIC: Starchild – “Corona Coyote”

Starchild aka Simbrula Nox aka our editor-in-chief has blessed us with a new celestial embodiment called “Corona Coyote”. Yes, our editor in chief Starchild has returned with a brand new project called “Corona Coyote”, inspired by the music of Brazil and smooth grooves. While looking at the grey skies this afternoon, the tape gave me some much needed sunshine and in signature Starchild style, the…

Question – Favela EP

Grab a taste of Brazil via South California with Question’s latest bossanova-infused Favela EP. For our American brethren out in those sub zero temperatures, we hope you’re safe and not frozen somewhere like Jack Torrance in The Shining. Along with the heating, food and maybe some booze, some music from a warmer climate might help thaw you out and keep your mind ready for the…